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Google’s Cloud Platform Goes On The Offensive With Price Cuts, New Features

Google is launching a wide range of updates for its Cloud Platform today that aim to make it more competitive in a market where Amazon Web Services is still the de facto platform for cloud-based applications.<p>To say that Google is getting aggressive is likely an understatement. The company today …

Basic Animations in CSS and Javascript for Prototypes

Motion design is getting more important everyday when it comes to design interfaces that engage with the user both functionally and emotionally. …

This 23-year-old’s open-source project, a server running on Raspberry Pi, gives the middle finger to Google

For most of us, Google shutting down Reader was annoying. For Jacob Cook, it was a call to arms.<p>He’s now building an operating system that anyone can use to replace all of the services that Google provides — or any other cloud company, for that matter. Email, chat, file sharing, web hosting: With …

Afterschool Podcast with Don Lehman - Episode 10: Industrial Designer Joey Roth

<i>Hosted by Don Lehman, Core77's podcast series is designed for all those times you're sketching, working in the shop, or just looking for inspiration</i> …

How Working Remotely Changed My Life (and Can Change Yours, Too)

<i>Justin is the Product Manager for Industry Mailout. He’s passionate about building products that delight customers, and also blogs on justinjackson.ca and tweets via @mijustin</i><p>Working remotely is a hot topic of debate these past years. Many companies are beginning to allow the flexibility to help …

How to Identify Client Pain Points

Are you a crocodile salesperson? Do you sell and tell? Here's a better approach to identifying a sales prospect's problems.<p>In my first enterprise software company, we developed a sales methodology that we called PUCCKA. The point was to develop a common methodology to make sure our whole team …

4 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Sales

The truth about sales compensation, customer complaints, and other sales basics<p>When you run a company--especially a start-up--it can be a 24-hour job. But no matter how busy you are, there's one crucial part of your operation you should never ignore: sales. Not every entrepreneur instinctively …

The 99% Success Formula

Every success formula ever written or published boils down to these seven steps.<p>If you boil down every "success formula" that's ever been devised or published, you pretty much end up with the following:<p><b>1. Know where you're starting from. (A).</b><p>Every journey has a starting place. With the journey …

Disruption Lessons From Airbnb

Your future competitors will likely supply what you do--but from cheaper, off-the-radar sources.<p>There are backyard business terms, and there are--how shall we put it?--more elevated notions.<p>Any kid with a lemonade stand grasps "supply" and "demand."<p>But notions like "disruption" and "business model …

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8 Questions for a Bitcoin Millionaire

What's the deal with Bitcoin? Inc. talked to Charlie Schrem--Bitcoin millionaire and "evangelist"--for the low down.<p>It's been described as both "an online form of money laundering" and a brilliant "anarchist's brainchild." The developer who goes by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto called Bitcoin …